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Over The Toilet Shelves - Let's Take A Peek

Updated on August 1, 2015

Over The Toilet Shelves To Save Space

I have such a small bathroom that I when I came across these over the toilet shelves, I was truly excited. If you have a tiny bathroom like I do, you will be at your wit's end trying to figure out how to store your spare toilet rolls, bottles of shampoo, towels and other necessities. Where can you put them that they are within easy reach while you are in the bathroom?

My cabinet is already filled with lotions, moisturizers, perfumes, toothbrushes and other stuff. There is hardly any space left for bulky items like a spare roll of tissue. So, this is where the over the toilet space saver rack comes in. It is really a clever design where I'm concerned. Put it over the water tank and you immediately make use of the unused space above. How innovative!

Below are a few models that I have picked out that I think is worth a serious look if you are shopping for bathroom shelves for your storage needs. Believe me, it will reduce a lot of clutter in your bathroom and will make it look tidier and neater!

Image Credit: Zenith Products Spacesaver Hawthorne from Amazon

3 Piece Bathroom Space Saver Over Toilet

Zenna Home BBN75, 3-Piece Bath in a Box, Spacesaver, Door Hook, TP Holder, Satin Nickel
Zenna Home BBN75, 3-Piece Bath in a Box, Spacesaver, Door Hook, TP Holder, Satin Nickel

This toilet space saver is not that expensive considering that it comes in a package of 3 items - a tissue holder, door rack and the space-saver shelf. If you want everything to match perfectly, you have it here. The price will surprise you too!

 

One Word For This Rack... CHEAP!

I can't believe the price when I saw this being listed on Amazon. It is a cheap over the toilet rack that would take care of your storage problem for now. Personally, if I'm looking for some storage shelves, I wouldn't mind something cheap like this one. I'm not fussy if a rack wobbles a little and isn't as sturdy as it should. Given the price (it is selling for just over $20 at the time of writing with free shipping thrown in) and that it is meant for the bathroom, I would take the plunge.

For me, as long as the rack can hold my items, I'm satisfied. If you are not putting anything heavy on a cheap bathroom rack like this one, it would do the job. It wouldn't be perfect but for more stability, just anchor it to the wall if you must. That would take care of its unsteadiness for any racks that you purchase.

Something To Bear In Mind...

For steel racks, bear in mind that they will tend to rust after a while. Given the moisture and humidity in the bathroom, don't expect a rack to last you a lifetime, especially one that is relatively cheap. If you want something that is durable, you will need to pay a lot more.

The other option is to shop for wooden or bamboo racks. However, they can be quite expensive as well and you should be prepared to pay around $100 or more. I have looked around for wooden ones but I'm not too sure how long they will last due to the wet environment in the bathroom. That is why I prefer something cheap that I can replace every two years or so without worrying too much about the cost.

The other thing to bear in mind is the height of your toilet tank. Check the measurements properly before you buy. Some modern toilets have very tall tanks that the bottom shelf could be set too low to be able to fit.

More Shopping Options

Zenna Home 2501S, Bathroom Spacesaver, Chrome
Zenna Home 2501S, Bathroom Spacesaver, Chrome

This is another affordable rack that comes with a rust-resistant chrome finish. Don't expect top quality but it should serve its purpose.

 
Zenna Home 9065NN, Bathroom Spacesaver, Satin Nickel
Zenna Home 9065NN, Bathroom Spacesaver, Satin Nickel

This bathroom space saver rack is slightly more expensive, costing over $50. But it has a satin nickel finish and should be sturdier than the cheaper models.

 
Southern Enterprises Reflections  3 Fixed Shelving Bath Unit, Silver and Gray Finish
Southern Enterprises Reflections 3 Fixed Shelving Bath Unit, Silver and Gray Finish

I picked this out for its very classical design with its curling patterns. It doesn't come cheap at over $70 at the time of writing but it is sturdy and comes with adjustable leg for uneven floors.

 
Best Living Monaco Bathroom Space Saver Etagere Shelf, Brushed Titanium
Best Living Monaco Bathroom Space Saver Etagere Shelf, Brushed Titanium

If you don't mind spending way more, this above the toilet rack is real classy for your bathroom. With glass shelves and metal tube frame, it looks solid and elegant.

 
RiverRidge Home X- Frame Collection Spacesaver, White
RiverRidge Home X- Frame Collection Spacesaver, White

This one here is a wooden white rack that may appeal to some. I like it for its cross design and white finish.

 

Fun Poll: Metal Or Wooden Shelves?

If you are shopping for a over the toilet shelf right now, which would you rather have - a metal or wooden one? You can think about your bathroom d├ęcor, durability and budget when making a decision.

So, would you buy a toilet space saver metal rack or a wooden one?

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